Stars and Sparklers

Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian Close to My Heart Stars and Sparklers Blog Hop. 



If you have arrived here from Doris’ Creative Inspirations then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart Featured collection “Stars and Sparklers”. The thing I Iove about these papers is that whilst it has a leaning toward the USA 4th of July it is still very usable for other things. This first creation is a visit to an art gallery in winter last year. I’ve also snuck in an odd piece of Serenity from my stash (the blue flowered piece). And I splattered Blue Belle Shimmer Brush on the page (as an afterthought.

And a throw back to the Stamp of the Month Blog Post here is another layout – this one I’m going to use for Australia Day Photos.

This exclusive collection is only available until the end of June WSL. The Scrapbooking Workshop can be yours for just $63.  Individual components can also be ordered from your CTMH Maker. If you do not have a Maker please contact me or place an order here.

If you’d like to get a 15% spending credit back on all your orders be sure to sign up as a CTMH VIP Customer with your CTMH Maker. If you don’t have a Maker you can sign up as a VIP with me here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Doreen.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Outdoor Borders

Hello and welcome aboard our June Stamp Of The Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 


If you have arrived here from Passionate About Pages then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s June Stamp of the Month – Outdoor Borders. There is a huge variety of options – but on the rainy day that I created this layout I decided to focus on sunshine. So I’ve teamed the stamp set up with the cheerful Hillside Cottage papers, stickers and matching Picture My Life Cards. Stamping has been done in Flamingo, Canary and Black exclusive inks. A few pops of dimension with 3D foam tape to give some extra detail. I can’t wait to fill this with photos of my kids having a fun day in the sunshine.

This layout was designed using the Make It From Your Heart How To Book Volume 5. It is Pattern 13.

This layout was created as part of a challenge set for our CTMH team by our upline. I love it. These border stamps are such an easy replacement for 1/2″ or 1/4″ strips in a design. This time I’ve used the Stars and Stripes papers and stickers; the Star and Sparklers Sequins; Carolina, Bluebird, Toffee and Scarlet exclusive inks; and the odd piece from the Mix In Papers for May/June. And to get some extra photos in I added some flip flaps.

And how cute is this layout by the CTMH Art Studio. Love it. The border stamps are so versatile and easy to chop up bits to make embellishments and titles too.

This exclusive D-size Outdoor Borders stamp set (only available in June) can be yours for just $9, when you place an order of $80 or more! OR FREE for VIP Customers with qualifying order of $80. If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop Doris’ Creative Inspirations.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Hillside Cottage

Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. This blog we are featuring projects made with the CTMH monthly featured paper pack “Hillside Cottage”.

If you have arrived here from Creative Inspirations then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a layout that uses the Hillside Cottage Papers and Stickers, some matching cardstock, and Pattern 10 from the CTMH Make It From Your Heart Vol 5 How To Book. I also added some of the matching wooden shapes, and also some wooden titles from various CTMH embellishment packs.

A second layout I created uses similar products. This time it was pattern 11 from the book.

This exclusive Hillside Cottage collection is only available until the end of June, WSL. The Scrapbooking Workshop can be yours for just $63.  Individual components can also be ordered from your CTMH Maker. If you do not have a Maker please contact me or place an order here.

If you’d like to get a 15% spending credit back on all your orders be sure to sign up as a CTMH VIP Customer with your CTMH Maker. If you don’t have a Maker you can sign up as a VIP with me here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Scrapping and More with Doreen.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Flowers For You

Hello and welcome aboard our May “Flowers For You” Stamp Of The Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 

If you have arrived here from Creative Inspirations then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a couple of creations which features Close To My Heart’s May Stamp of the Month “Flowers For You”. The first is a double page layout, that was created using the new Make It From Your Heart Vol 5 How To Book. I’m totally crushing on this book at the moment.

I created this layout using a mix of the Lovely Paper and Sticker Pack (X8015S) and the NEW Hillside Cottage Paper and Sticker Pack (X7268S). The stamped images are in Intense Black Ink and then coloured with Shimmer Brushes. Whilst you can’t see it in this photos – colouring the shimmer brush over the black leaves and other areas was really effective. I’ve added a wooden title from the Love This Wood Title (Z3845), Daisy Meadows Enamel Dots (X7266E), and Springtime Flower Sequins (Z3874) with a Bitty Sparkle (Z1263) in the centre.

And this card was made by my Downline Tammy. She gave me this card as a thankyou. She has stamped onto the Silver Foil Paper (Z3366). This is an easel style card. To hold the upright piece inplace she has used a black acrylic heart from the Hillside Cottage Shapes (X7268E). This cute shapes pack is a mix of wood and acrylic pieces.

This exclusive D-size (Flowers For You stamp set (only available in May) can be yours for just $9, when you place an order of $80 or more! OR FREE for VIP Customers with qualifying order of $80. If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop Passionate About Pages.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Eat Play Love

Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian Close to My Heart Eat Pray Love Blog Hop. 



If you have arrived here from Lauren CTMH Craftings, then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a card creation which features Close To My Heart Eat Play Love Featured collection.

This cute Z folded card with the pop out sentiment is really simple to make. Fold the card front in half back towards itself. This create the Z shape when looked at it from the end. The I placed the die in position to cut the shape – but I only want to cut half of the shape out of the inside fold of the card (in the top right picture you can see the half hexagon shape hole on the inside of the card front. Doing this half cut was easy – in my Cuttlebug, I placed the die and case base on the edge of the plate – so that only half the die was on the plate. Thus only half cut. The front sentiment pieces were created using some of the thin cuts – scalloped circle and stitched hexagons. The die cuts them selves were cut from some of the Eat Pray Love Picture My Life Cards, and the same for the die cuts used in the centre for writing on. Using one of the cards that was designed as a bit of a journaling box gave me space to stamp my own sentiment on the Happy Birthday Card.

This exclusive Eat Play Love collection is only available until the end of April 2021 or while stocks last.

The Scrapbooking Workshop can be yours for just $63.  Individual components can also be ordered from your CTMH Maker. If you do not have a Maker please contact me or place an order here.

If you’d like to get a 15% spending credit back on all your orders be sure to sign up as a CTMH VIP Customer with your CTMH Maker. If you don’t have a Maker you can sign up as a VIP with me here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Doris’ Creative Inspirations.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Daisy Meadows

Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian Close to My Heart Daisy Meadows Blog Hop. 


If you have arrived here from Lauren’s CTMH Craftings, then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart Featured collection “Daisy Meadows”. I’m waiting on some photos this Easter to add to these pages. Fingers crossed Covid plays nice and we can make it to some of the local Easter Egg Hunts.

On these layouts I’ve used the Daisy Meadows Scrapbooking Stamp and Thin Cut Set (Z3932), Cinnamon Exclusive Ink, Intense Black Exclusive Ink, Gold Glitter Gems and Watercolour Paints.

And what day of creating would be complete with out a few cards? Not on my crafting days. This time around I also used the stamp set Just A Note (A1272).

And don’t think that Daisy Meadows is all bunnies, eggs and flowers. The alternative sides to these papers gives lots of alternatives – I’ve used the back sides on the card on the right.

This exclusive Daisy Meadows collection is only available until the end of April, while stocks last. The Scrapbooking Workshop can be yours for just $62.  Individual components can also be ordered from your CTMH Maker. If you do not have a Maker please contact me or place an order here.

If you’d like to get a 15% spending credit back on all your orders be sure to sign up as a CTMH VIP Customer with your CTMH Maker. If you don’t have a Maker you can sign up as a VIP with me here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Doris.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Sweet Safari

Hello and welcome aboard our Australasian Sweet Safari Close to My Heart Blog Hop. 

If you have arrived here from Scrapping and More with Doreen then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you some creations which feature the Close To My Heart Sweet Safari Collection.

I know I showed this last post with the doodled boarders. But this time I want to point out how well the Jan-Feb Mix In Papers work so well with the Sweet Safari Papers.

This layout uses the Sweet Safari Picture My Life Cards for headings and as a journaling spot. I’ve added a few of the Puffy Stickers as well for embellishments.

This layout is using some of the left over exclusive papers from the Sweet Safari Workshop Kit. And I love the Letter Tiles Stamps and Thin Cuts (Z3920) – in this case I stamped directly onto the Kraft Card Base Page.


This exclusive Sweet Safari collection is only available until the end of February, while stocks last.

The Sweet Safari Scrapbooking Workshop can be yours for just $62.  Individual components can also be ordered from your CTMH Maker. If you do not have a Maker please contact me or place an order here.

If you’d like to get a 15% spending credit back on all your orders be sure to sign up as a CTMH VIP Customer with your CTMH Maker. If you don’t have a Maker you can sign up as a VIP with me here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Passionate About Pages.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Doodled Borders

Hello and welcome aboard our February Stamp Of The Month Australasian Close to My Heart Doodled Border Blog Hop. 


If you have arrived here from Passionate About Pages Blog then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s February Stamp of the Month – Doodled Borders.

I love these Doodled Borders to create my own custom patterned cardstock to further extend the patterns of a paper pack – in this layout I used Sweet Safari and the Jan/Feb Mix In Papers. I also used the stamp set D1997E Months of the Year February – these are a new series of stamps that CTMH have released, one for each month of the year, be sure to add an E to the stamp number to get the Southern Hemisphere versions to match our seasons and events.

The Doodled Borders are also great to use to create patterns on cards too. The following card was designed by my friend Tammy on the new CTMH Slim Line Cards. Tammy created this horizontal version and I then created a vertical one. These cards use Peach and Black inks, peach cardstock and the peach patterned paper from the Jan/Feb Mix In Papers.

This exclusive D-size Doodled Borders stamp set (only available in February) can be yours for just $9, when you place an order of $80 or more! OR FREE for VIP Customers with qualifying order of $80. If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here. If you would like to become a VIP you can get more information here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Lauren’s CTMH Craftings.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Happiness Lives Here

Hello and welcome aboard our “Happiness Lives Here” Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Lauren’s CTMH Craftings then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a couple of cards which feature Close To My Heart’s January featured collection “Happiness Lives Here”.

This first card uses some left over Mix Ins from the Nov/Dec catalogue combined with the Happiness Lives here stickers (from the Paper Pack that comes with the sticker sheet) and some of the Happiness Lives Here Wood Shapes. This was a fun quick card that I made as a Congratulations for a friend having a baby girl.

Those of you who have followed me for a while know that I love to use up the scraps to create cards and layouts. So this selection of cards is no different. Made using the left overs that I had after creating both the Happiness Lives Here Scrapbook Workshop and Cardmaking Workshop kits.

A very simple design – the centre piece could be either a neutral pattern or white daisy cardstock 3 3/4″ x 5″. I started with the bottom left corner and glued down strips of left over pattern papers and coordinating cardstock on the diagonal. The I did the top left corner on the opposite diagonal. Turn your rectangle over and trim of the overhang. Adhere to the card base and add a sentiment/embellishments as desired.

This exclusive “Happiness Lives Here” collection is only available until the end of February, WSL. The Scrapbooking Workshop can be yours for just $62.  Individual components can also be ordered from your CTMH Maker. If you do not have a Maker please contact me or place an order here.

If you’d like to get a 15% spending credit back on all your orders be sure to sign up as a CTMH VIP Customer with your CTMH Maker. If you don’t have a Maker you can sign up as a VIP with me here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Doris.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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Every Thank You

Hello and welcome aboard our January Stamp Of The Month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop featuring “Every Thank You S2101”.

If you have arrived here from Lauren’s CTMH Craftings then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s January Stamp of the Month.

Both of these cards use a variety of coloured inks, you could easily choose ones to suit the person you’re giving them to. I choose Ballerina, Lemonade, Mint, and Wisteria as the main colours of both cards. Plus added some Sapphire to match the Acrylic Shapes from the “Hugs and Hello Acrylic Sentiments Z3848”. Both cards are stamped straight onto the card base, with the acrylic title being held on with Micro Glue Dots.


This last card uses the same colours, except I’ve added Blue Belle, and swapped the Sapphire for Raspberry. On top of the raspberry star shaped “thank you” I’ve added liquid glass for some extra dimension. I love the look liquid glass adds to things.

This exclusive D-size Every Thank You stamp set (S2101) (only available January) can be yours for just $9, when you place an order of $80 or more! OR FREE for VIP Customers with qualifying order of $80. If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here.

I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Kimmy Adds Sparkle.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting

Danielle

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